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FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Kyrgyzstan

By Dmitry SolovyovALMATY, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan plans an election onOct. 10 that would create the first parliamentary democracy inCentral Asia in a year that has seen the president overthrownand the worst ethnic violence in the country's modern history.Acting president Roza Otunbayeva, a former ambassador toLondon and Washington, must push through electoral reforms whiletensions simmer in the ethnically divided south, scene of savageclashes in June in which hundreds of people were killed.Parts of the country's second city, Osh, are still in ruins.With the threat of violence high, the Organisation for Securityand Cooperation in Europe ( OSCE ) plans to send a 52-member,unarmed police force after the election.Otunbayeva says she could cancel the poll and declare astate of emergency should violence erupt again.The situation worries the United States and Soviet-eramaster Russia, both of which operate military air bases inKyrgyzstan.Below is a list of key political risks in Kyrgyzsta...

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